Porous Materials

Processing and Applications

By

  • Peisheng Liu, Ph.D., Professor, College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
  • Guo-Feng Chen, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Engineers and scientists alike will find this book to be an excellent introduction to the topic of porous materials, in particular the three main groups of porous materials: porous metals, porous ceramics, and polymer foams. Beginning with a general introduction to porous materials, the next six chapters focus on the processing and applications of each of the three main materials groups. The book includes such new processes as gel-casting and freeze-drying for porous ceramics and self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS) for porous metals. The applications discussed are relevant to a wide number of fields and industries, including aerospace, energy, transportation, construction, electronics, biomedical and others. The book concludes with a chapter on characterization methods for some basic parameters of porous materials. Porous Materials: Processing and Applications is an excellent resource for academic and industrial researchers in porous materials, as well as for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, mechanics, metallurgy, and related specialties.
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Audience

Academic and industrial researchers in porous materials, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, mechanics, metallurgy, and related specialties

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2014
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407788-1


Table of Contents

Preface
1  General introduction to porous materials
2  Making porous metals
3  Applications of porous metals
4  Special porous metals
5  Fabricating porous ceramics
6  Applications of porous ceramics
7  Producing polymer foams
8  Applications of polymer foams
9  Characterization methods: basic factors
10  Characterization methods: physical properties